Employment Law


Employment law addresses the legal rights of employees and employers. You’ll find here information on employment legislation and case law on employment-related topics not covered elsewhere. Our Employment Law at Work area for CIPD members has more detailed information and latest news.

There are other pages for specific aspects: age discrimination, bullying and harassment, data protection, disability, discipline and grievances, dismissal, employment tribunals, equal pay, health safety and well-being, maternity and parental rights, race discrimination, redundancy, religious discrimination, sex and sexual orientation discrimination, terms and conditions of employment, TUPE and working time.

Looking for an older report on aspects of employment law which is no longer on the website? The full-text of all our research publications and surveys from 1999 onwards is available to CIPD members from our HR and L&D database.

EU Referendum decision

For most businesses, the immediate impact of the UK’s vote to leave the EU will be limited, as changes won’t occur for a while. However, employment law was a key theme in the campaign and some aspects may be subject to change in future.

For information on what Brexit will mean for employment law read our Employee Relations Public Policy Advisor's latest blog. We’ve also created a Brexit hub with relevant resources and details of our activities to support the HR profession.

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Policy Reports (3)

Employment Law FAQs (13)

Case Reports (5)

Guides (2)

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